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Brendan Steele |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Univ California-Riverside

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Brendan Steele buried a walk-off birdie putt from 27'7" at the par-5 18th hole in his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to survive the cut on the number.
Steele was down and up all day en route to an even-par 36-35=71. He traded four birdies with four bogeys and reached the midpoint in 3-over 145. While the final birdie was the most compelling, he also converted attempts from 45'9" and 25'6" at Nos. 9 and 16, respectively. Steele's Playoffs life hinged on that last one, though, as he entered the week ranked 76th in FedExCup points. The heavy lifting has just begun, however, as 80 golfers scored 145 or lower. So, another cut of low 70 and ties will fall once 54 holes are complete. It's the second time in as many weeks that the MDF provision is invoked. Prior to The Barclays, the last time it was needed in the Playoffs was at the 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship. Aug 30 - 7:42 PM

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Brendan Steele returns to favorable venue, TPC Boston, for his third shot at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Steele has earned top 20s in his only two trips to TPC Boston, thanks to seven of his eight rounds going for 69 or better. He enters the week ranked 76th in the FedExCup standings, which means a missed cut just won't cut it if he wants to advance onto the BMW at Cherry Hills next week. Steele has all the tools to contend in a low-scoring shootout, as he's not afraid to post a round of 62, he's already done it twice this season.
Aug 26 - 8:19 AM

The final round of the PGA Championship has been suspended due to heavy rain at 12:53 p.m. ET. Play is set to resume at 2:40 p.m. with the last tee time going off at 4:19 p.m.

This is not a dangerous situation, as there is no lightening in the area, but the amount of rain proved to be more than Valhalla Golf Club could hold. The TNT broadcast has reported that they hope to have players back on the course in as few as 10 minutes, but that appears to be optimistic judging by the pictures of the golf course. They have the squeegees out on the fairways and greens in an attempt to eliminate puddling. We will provide updates as they become available.
Aug 10 - 12:59 PM

Brendan Steele added 10 more points to his war chest in the third round of the Barracuda Championship with his bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 and now has 30 points for the tournament.

He's been incredibly consistent, securing 9 points in the first round and 11 in the second. Steele's 13'1" birdie on the par-3 16th was easily the highlight of his day. His ball-striking was stellar, splitting 11 of 14 fairways and landing 16 GIR. After securing top-10 finishes at Montrêux G&CC in each of his last two trips, he now stands poised to make a run at his second PGA TOUR title in Sunday's final round.
Aug 2 - 9:17 PM

Brendan Steele carded a 4-under-par 34-34=68 worth 11 points in his second round of the Barracuda Championship.

He shot the same score in the opening round, but collected only nine points despite six birdies. A double-bogey 7 at the 18th hole spoiled the walk. Today, Steele traded just four birdies with two bogeys, but converted an eagle at 18 to vault up the leaderboard. With 20 points, he's just six off of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 1 - 8:42 PM

Brendan Steele highlights an otherwise weak field at the Barracuda Championship.

Steele is 63rd in the FedExCup Standings, so that he is playing this week clearly demonstrates that he's chasing a victory. He tied for eighth here in 2012 and improved to fourth last season, so Montrêux G&CC and the Modified Stableford scoring system clearly fits his eye. He hasn't won a PGA TOUR event since the Valero Texas Open in his rookie season of 2011.
Jul 29 - 9:50 PM

Brendan Steele settled for an even-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to secure a top-10 finish at 2-under 282.

Steele stepped onto the 18th tee just one off the lead in real time, and a par would have put plenty of pressure on Justin Rose as he tried to close out the victory. Instead of doing that, he blocked his drive right and hit his second shot into the drink, eventually writing down a double-bogey six. In all, he circled five birdies and squared three bogeys to go with the double. Three of those birdies were outside of 12 feet, including a 36'5" bomb at the par-4 fifth.
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

Brendan Steele arrived at the halfway point of the Quicken Loans National in 2-under-par 74-66=140 and sits four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Just when it seemed that he'd fail to extend the form that led to the 18-hole lead and an eventual T5 at TPC River Highlands last week, he stumbled in the lid-lifter at Congressional. Today, he flipped the script back in his favor, hitting 14 greens in regulation and holing six birdies against a sloppy bogey at the par-4 18th where he whiffed on his par attempt from just 52 inches. The par breakers included rolls of 12'10" and 16 feet at Nos. 4 and 17, respectively.
Jun 27 - 2:01 PM

Brendan Steele fashioned a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship, taking over as the leader in the clubhouse at 12-under 268.

Steele recorded 21 par breakers on the week, offsetting those with 12 bogeys. He rolled in six putts from outside six feet on the day, including a 44'11" eagle bomb on the par-5 13th hole. The biggest story of the week for Steele was his switch to a traditional-length putter. Given these instant results, the new putter is likely here to stay. This will go down as Steele's first top 10 since the Northern Trust Open in February.
Jun 22 - 4:38 PM

Overnight leader Brendan Steele followed his opening 62 at the Travelers Championship with a 1-under-par 36-33=69 to post 9-under 131, two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

While shootouts tend to mask the fact that they're actually putting contests, even that label implies that guys are racking up greens in regulation. This isn't necessarily so. Steele hit only 11 GIR today and got up and down for par just twice, settling for bogeys on each of the other five holes. He also circled an eagle-3 at 15 and four straight birdies coming in, including rolls from 11'9" and 37'3" at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. What's more, he was perfect on all 16 tries inside 10 feet. So, the best putter may, indeed, emerge in a shootout, but only if he's also either hitting a high number of GIR or holing putts from everywhere.
Jun 20 - 5:15 PM

Brendan Steele ripped up TPC River Highlands for an eagle and six birdies en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-32=62 in his opening round of the Travelers Championship, good for the comfortable clubhouse lead.

This had special day written all over it when Steele opened with an eagle from the fairway 129 yards out at the par-4 first hole, and then chased it with a standard-issue birdie at the par-4 second. He'd pick up five more birdies, including a roll from 22'8" at the par-3 11th. Overall, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. The only time he was threaten by a bogey or worse, Steele drilled home the par save from 21'10" at the par-4 third. This matches his career-low aggregate on the PGA TOUR, set first in the third round of the WM Phoenix Open four-and-a-half months ago. He has a pair of T13s in three tries at TPC River Highlands, but hadn't scored lower than 64.
Jun 19 - 12:37 PM

Brendan Steele enters the Memorial Tournament ranked 70th in the FedExCup standings.

Steele was finding some form recently with back-to-back top 30s before falling short at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. After a week of rest, he'll hop back on the horse at a venue where he's 2-for-3 in his career. With eight top 30s in 17 events, we know the upside is there. However, the six missed cuts is also a reminder of Steele's inconsistency.
May 27 - 10:05 AM

Brendan Steele will try and tackle TPC Louisiana at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Steele had a disappointing Texas two-stop with missed cuts at the Valero Texas Open as well as the Shell Houston Open. Overall, it has been a successful season for Steele, and if he manages to secure his sixth top 25 of the season it would match his top 25 total from each of the past two seasons.
Apr 23 - 11:33 AM

Brendan Steele opened the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 4-under-par 34-34=68, finishing six strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Steele is well on his way to the FedExCup Playoffs thanks to a pair of top 10s and another two top 25s. He arrived at Bay Hill ranked 55th in points. So, while he may not be resonating with the casual fan, he's paying dividends for gamers in all formats. Today's walk featured only 11 greens in regulation, but he still went 7-for-7 in scrambling. Alas, a three-putt bogey from 50-and-a-half feet at the par-4 10th resulted in his only blemish. Otherwise, he enjoyed an eight-yard hole-out from the rough for birdie at 7 and a jarred bunker blast from 11 yards at 12. Steele also poured in respective par saves from 13'8" and 12'4" at Nos. 8 and 14.
Mar 20 - 5:43 PM

Brendan Steele reached the midpoint of The Honda Classic in 5-under-par 69-66=135 and was the last of 17 inside the top 10 at the conclusion of the second round.

Steele has been clawing back into our consciousness nicely this season thanks to two top 10s and another pair of top 25s. He was 45th in the FedExCup standings prior to the Honda. Today's trot around PGA National featured three notable conversions. Two came traditionally with putts from 34'10" and 25'4" at the first and seventh holes, respectively, but the best was a hole-out from a greenside bunker 14 yards away at the par-4 fourth. It capped a run of four straight birdies to begin his round and serve notice that he's planning on being a contender yet again this weekend.
Feb 28 - 6:45 PM